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New Xbox-es Announced

Discussion in 'Random Nonsense' started by booman, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Apparently Microsoft is going to produce two Xboxes as their new consoles.
    • Xbox One S
    • Xbox One X
    https://www.windowscentral.com/what-does-next-gen-look-xbox-here-are-latest-rumors

    "S" is going to be the more affordable model while the "X" is going to have higher specs for a state-of-the-art gaming experience.

    To me, this appears to be anti-console development. Imagine developers having to make two versions of their game for two hardware requirements. I thought the point of consoles was to make it easy for consumers and developers by have a hardware standard for each game.

    If each console developer went this route, then they have less argument porting to Linux with all of our distros and PC hardware.
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    danrok Administrator Staff Member

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    The Xbox One S and X are current models.

    The X being capable of higher display resolutions, i.e. 4K.
  3. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Why sell two models?
    Why not a single affordable model that can be upgraded later on?
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    If you need to ask that, you're not really a capitalist ;)

    That being said, as MS sells the xbox at a loss and only really makes money off the games, they're not doing it right, either...
  5. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    Nope, not even a business man.
    I'm always thinking about the "under-dog" instead of "the man"

    Why am I not surprised?
    Hardware - Write off
    Games - Profit

    Linux will never be able to use this business model

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